Category Archives: Hope

Sacramental, Eucharistic Service

A series of hands outstretched in greeting, backed by smiling faces, welcomed us when my wife and I entered the sanctuary. I thrilled at hearing the magnificent organ skilfully played in prelude and wished, as I quite often do, that … Continue reading

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Remembering *Their* Pain, Too!

On Remembrance Day, Wei Chen, host of CBC’s Ontario Morning radio program, invited her listeners to email or call in, telling their stories about whom they would be remembering. Every now and then, she read out responses between news spots, … Continue reading

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Looking Down for a Raised Gaze

Looking downward isn’t always bad. As a kid, I often found items of interest on the sidewalk or in the gutter. Sometimes it would be a nut, a bolt or screw, a tire valve cap, and sometimes the prized thing … Continue reading

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A Life of Value

The post below is a modified edition of my column article for publication May 8, 2014  in The Watford Guide Advocate. ~~~ Do you recall the case of the birth in British Columbia of twin baby girls, Tatiana and Krista Hogan, … Continue reading

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Margaret — Lifter of Spirits

Thank you for visiting Raise Your Gaze. Today we’re continuing the theme of sharing our gifts and talents, and so I’m sharing about Margaret—a woman who shared her humble gifts despite considerable difficulty. ~~~ Bold, active and confident—that was Margaret. Supported … Continue reading

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